One of the most infamous drug lords in international history Joaquin Guzman, most commonly known as “El Chapo” has been extradited to the United States according to Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department on Friday. This would give power to the United States in determining the sentence for the alleged charges he has committed over a decade.

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Joaquin Guzman “El Chapo”, infamous drug lord from Mexico has finally been captured for his alleged charges. These charges vary from conspiracy, organized crime, weapons possession, murder and money laundering.

Guzman drew much attention this past July when he escaped his cell in the maximum security Altiplano federal prison and traveled through a mile-long tunnel to what he perceived as freedom. His shocking escape led to a worldwide manhunt which came to an end in January, where a deadly shootout took place in Los Mochis, a Mexican coastal city of 250,000 which was also Guzman’s home state of Sinaloa.

At this current moment, Guzman will be extradited to the United States; however, if Guzman chooses he has the option to appeal this extradition but only up until 30 days from when he was informed of this information. This Friday according to the department, Guzman will not be facing the death penalty.

Although Guzman has finally been captured and will be facing trial for numerous amount of charges, he still maintains a firm grip on the multi billion-dollar cartel. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration states Guzman was capable of doing this by communicating with his son and other cartel leaders through lawyers and others who visited him at the Altiplano prison outside of Mexico City.